Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Oatmeal Pancakes

What are your thoughts about going to a movie by yourself?

I didn't work last Friday.  I was supposed to replace my driver's license, but I was told by a DMV worker that I needed another document.  Instead of doing useful and productive errands, I went to the movie theater during the middle of the day.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Goan Shrimp Curry

I went to a delicious Indian and Himalayan restaurant a couple of weeks ago with a friend.  Their Goan fish curry caught my eye.

I ended up ordering something else, but the next day I searched for a Goan curry and found this recipe.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Crumb Topped Banana Bread with Toffee and Chocolate Chunks

I like banana bread.  It isn't glamorous.  Instead, it's comforting and familiar.  I am excited whenever I have a few bananas that become too brown because it's the perfect excuse to make bread.

Given my affinity for banana bread, I have already posted a few versions on my blog.  This banana bread, with its crumb topping and chocolate chunks, is particularly decadent.  

Monday, January 19, 2015

Gallo Pinto

When I was in college, I spent a summer in Puebla, Mexico.  We went on a trip to Costa Rica.  I ate mountains of good food the entire summer.

In Puebla, I lived near a woman who served food in the first floor of her apartment.  For 25 pesos, I would eat until I could hardly move.  The meals always came with a big jar of agua fresca and as many fresh tortillas as you wanted.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Mint Chocolate Pancakes

I have become addicted to Trivia Crack.  I am not a big gamer, but for the past few weeks, I have spent at least 20 minutes a day answering trivia questions on this app.  

When I woke up this morning, I checked Trivia Crack to see if I had any pending games.  It's fun, but a complete waste of time.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Sausage Casserole

I experienced something new today: I was robbed.  I was less than a block from my office when it happened.  Luckily, only my wallet was taken.  I still have my phone, apartment key, and work ID.

I only had $10 in my wallet, but the culprit was able to spend some money at the liquor store with my credit card.  My bank is going to cover the fraudulent charges, which is wonderful.  I have had a string of good customer service experiences recently.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Bubbles and Squeak Patties

Yesterday I tried out a French style of kickboxing called Savate.  It was fun, and a little more graceful than the kickboxing I have experiment with in the past.

I just learned that it is the only kickboxing that does not allow kicking with the shin or knee.  Fighters generally wear shoes.  Savate actually means "old shoe" in French.